Rusty’s heart is to see true revival in every church. A type of revival that trusts fully in the power of almighty God. A type of church revival that will move the congregation from the pews into the community sparking a spiritual awakening.
In March of 1997 at his home church in Bogalusa La, Rusty Kuhn surrendered to the gospel ministry. Immediately, he had a burning desire to see the lost saved and see true revival within the church; a kind of revival that moves the church from within their walls into the community sparking a spiritual awakening. Over the years he has had the great privilege of preaching many revivals sharing this passion. At the same time, Rusty spent 18 years pastoring three wonderful churches in Mississippi. Through the joint effort of the Mississippi Baptist Convention, the Pearl River Baptist Association, and six partnering churches he planted New Life Baptist Church in Nicholson, Ms. He is also the author of three books, Reclaiming the Land: God’s Formula for Revival, How Beautiful are the Feet of Those Who Bring Good News, and By This we Know, as well as many other articles and publications.
In July 2015 he was diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer called Erdhiem Chester’s Disease. (for more information about ECD click here). Among other things, this caused major damage to his nervous system causing his mobility to be greatly limited. Though New Life was very gracious and accommodating to him he felt as though he was doing an injustice to them by not being able to fulfill all of his pastoral duties. For this reason he left the pastoral ministry at the end of 2016.
However, Rusty did not leave the ministry; he simply started a new chapter of ministry. In January of 2017 he surrendered into the ministry of full time evangelism. One may ask why, after being diagnosed with such a debilitating form of cancer, he would want to enter into evangelism. First of all, he may be limited physically but he still has a voice and he can still preach. Secondly, God has given to him a very clear message of revival that he believes every church needs to hear and take heed to. A message that he has no doubt will bring revival to our churches and spiritual awakening to our nation if acted upon. It is a message demonstrating the domino effect of II Chronicles 7:14 that he calls God’s Formula for Revival. Though Rusty always presents the gospel, his heart is more one of a revivalist believing that if the church experiences true revival they will be evangelistic to their communities and those who are saved will be placed in healthy churches where they too will be more likely to grow and reproduce. Lastly, though only God knows how long Rusty will be on this earth, and we believe that God will heal Rusty, there is no cure for this type of cancer. Therefore, Rusty wants to get this message out to as many churches as he can while he can. Though through new trial treatments the numbers are improving, the average life expectancy for ECD patients is three to five years. Praise be to God that Rusty is currently stable through his current trial treatment program at MD Anderson and is able to fulfill the calling God has placed upon him.
For this reason, we ask that you prayerfully consider Rusty Kuhn for a revival meeting in your church. Rusty will go to any church of any size for a love offering, regardless of the amount of love offering they are able to give. We also ask that you help spread the word about him by letting other pastors and church leaders know about this ministry. Lastly, we ask that you pray for Rusty personally, and for this ministry to bring about true revival in our churches leading to a great awakening in our nation.
Rusty is the in resident evangelist at West Union Baptist Church in Carriere, Ms.
Rusty is a member of The Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists
Rusty is also available for one day conferences and evangelistic events including:
The Biblical Mandate for Missions and Evangelism
By This we Know: a study through I John
Guitar Evangelism, click here for a further explanation of what Guitar Evangelism is.
Rusty Kuhn has committed to God that if God has placed him on your heart to extend an invitation and his schedule permits, he will come.
To scheduled Rusty Kuhn or check for available dates please go to the calendar & contacts page.
“If My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” II Chronicles 7:14